- Examiners, state boards rethinking traditional use of practical exams, scored exams, and live patients
- Default discipline of licensee who sent rebuttal letter prior to filing of disciplinary charges is valid
- Law does not waive sovereign immunity for constitutional claims unless they involve challenge of a state statute
- U.S. court restores emergency health law authorizing discipline of physicians performing abortions
- Architects, CPAs, engineers, surveyors push back against licensing deregulation campaigns
Illinois’ central licensing agency announced in November it will simplify the process of applying for licenses for people with criminal convictions. Among other changes, the amount of intimidating ‘legalese’ language on application forms will be reduced. These changes are part of a large plan by Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration and the Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Commission to help former convicts gain employment in Illinois, where many occupations require licensure.
Full story by Molly Parker via The Southern